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Ekaterina Gianelli


Ekaterina is a Partner at Inventure, a Nordic early-stage VC firm. Based out of Helsinki, she leads and manages investments across multiple domains, with a special interest in enterprise software, digital health, and food technology. Ekaterina is also active in all aspects of fund management, from investment strategy to operations and talent development.

Prior to joining Inventure, Ekaterina was part of the team scaling Fjord from a small consultancy into a leading design & innovation firm globally (Fjord was later acquired by Accenture Interactive in 2013). She has also worked with product and sales at an advertising technology startup.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Ekaterina holds a bachelor's of economics from Moscow State University and an MBA in Service Innovation & Design from Laurea University of Applied Sciences.

Ekaterina's passion is helping entrepreneurs succeed. As an active community builder, she has been contributing to multiple initiatives strengthening the Nordic tech ecosystems. In addition to her work at Inventure, Ekaterina has been actively coaching and mentoring younger professionals through multiple accelerator programs, and participating in selection committees for various innovation grants. Given her background, she is especially interested in initiatives bridging the gap between design, business, and technology.

As a member of Class 25, Ekaterina is serving her fellowship at Inventure under the mentorship of Itxaso del Palacio.